Blount Boats Delivers New Vessel To Maryland

Blount Boats Delivers New Vessel To Maryland

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Jul 31, 2022 9:57 PM by

The Maritime Government

[By: Blount Boats]


On Thursday, Might nineteenth, the M/V Eddie Somers accomplished its supply voyage to its house port at Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield, MD. The 94×27 foot buoy tender/ice breaker constructed for the Maryland Division of Pure Sources and can exchange the M/V J. Milliard Tawes after practically 50 years’ service. 


The M/V Eddie Somers designed by BMT Designers and Planners was constructed on the Blount Boats shipyard in Warren, RI. The shallow draft vessel is powered by Cummins QSK19, Tier III marine engines, every producing [email protected],800RPM, Twin Disc MGX-5202SC marine generator units and, two 42×27, 5 blade NIBRAL propellers. The boat moreover has a 5-ton knuckle growth crane for buoy and particles removing purposes. 


The boat will function the first icebreaking asset for Crisfield Harbor and Smith Island, along with inserting buoys and performing different capabilities. As was the M/V Tawes, the M/V Somers will even be a lifeline to Smith Island when the waters surrounding it freeze over, with the boat clearing a path for provide and shuttle boats. By cooperative settlement with Virginia by means of the U.S. Coast Guard, the M/V Somers will even present this service to Tangier Island in Virginia when requested. Throughout heavy ice seasons, all meals, gasoline, drugs, and emergency transport going to and from the islands are equipped by the vessel.


The Division’s Hydrographic Operations crew, based mostly on the Japanese Shore, operates 4 massive boats that carry out numerous duties all through the Chesapeake Bay. The Division’s boats are shallow draft, which means they’ll get into rivers and shallow areas of the Bay.

 

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